Treating ADHD/ADD in children and adolescents

Book Description

This book provides the information and tools for readers to feel empowered to address and overcome ADHD challenges for greater success.  This complete guide for parents, clinicians, and educators provides a deeper understanding of ADHD and specific, clear, and effective approaches to better evaluate and treat ADHD at home and school.  Readers will learn not only research-based and traditional methods, but also powerful newer and alternative ones.  TREATING ADHD is based on over twenty years of clinical experience that incorporates research grounded in science, with perspectives and approaches proven in clinical work.

 

TREATING ADHD/ADD IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS is the comprehensive ADHD guide for home and school challenges.

 

This 260-page book comprehensively addresses the complete range of challenges that ADHD presents to children, teens, and families.  It discusses accurately diagnosing ADHD and identifying the frequent co-existing conditions, ways to better understanding the disorder, powerful parental behavioral management skills

for home and school, ways to improve family and peer relationships, how to improve homework and learning problems, obtaining appropriate school services, improving teaching and classroom environments, achieving better partnerships with physicians for effective medication treatments, and utilizing a number of additional and alternative approaches to decrease ADHD.
The book has three main aims.  The first is to provide a clear understanding of ADHD, which is a complex and confusing condition.  Without this, families may not address the difficulties and challenges appropriately, and treatment approaches may not be as successful or can even fail.The second goal is to teach the fundamentals about managing and treating ADHD at home and school. The third is to share additional and alternative approaches to treat ADHD, some of which are newer, while others have a longer history of effectiveness.  The ADHDology Treatment Model is presented as the framework to accomplish these goals.

THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU

  • Reduce the everyday challenges of ADHD
  • Understand children and teens better
  • Improve behavioral and social problems with more effective parenting
  • Enhance school performance
  • Maximize results from ADHD treatments
  • Enjoy better relationships with children and adolescents

Why another ADHD book about children and teens?

Quite simply, few books have the depth, breadth, and practicality of Treating ADHD.  Although there have been other books devoted to the varied aspects of ADHD, this guide integrates the most contemporary and effective approaches that are research based and clinically tested.

Why was this book written?

As a licensed clinical psychologist, I have evaluated and treated hundreds of children, teens, adults and families with ADHD and other co-existing conditions.  While the director of an accredited doctoral clinical psychology internship program, I supervised and trained many doctoral interns to evaluate and treat ADHD.  Over the years I realized that many parents and clinicians lacked effective understandings, skills, and approaches to properly evaluate and treat ADHD in children and adolescents.  I have seen too many families with untreated ADHD suffer from overwhelming pain and confusion.  I know there is a way out by replacing struggles with successes and laughter.  I have witnessed the progress and growth from my approaches.  I’m passionate about parents and clinicians better understanding, accurately diagnosing, and effectively treating ADHD to transform the lives of entire families.  I want others to have the best roadmap and tools for change.  This book accelerates these improvements with answers and solutions for results.

Book Highlights

  • Readers will learn the six phase ADHDology Treatment Model to effectively and comprehensively address and treat ADHD. This blueprint will guide readers through the steps to transforming ADHD.

 

  • Readers will learn ways to obtain the right providers to accurately diagnose ADHD and to identify the many possible coexisting medical, sleep, psychological, neurodevelopmental, sensory processing, and other conditions that can occur with it, as well as the other conditions that can cause ADHD-like difficulties when true ADHD does not exist. A number of these are lesser known and frequently missed in ADHD evaluations.  Readers will also be instructed in discussing with pediatricians and primary care physicians the possible medical conditions to rule out during ADHD evaluations (Phase 1).

 

  • Parents, clinicians, and teachers will obtain a deeper understanding of ADHD, which is a critical part of the treatment process (Phase 2).

 

  • Parents and clinicians will learn the most effective behavioral management approaches at home to correct unwanted behaviors, implement desired routines, and improve chore compliance. Parents will also learn how to enhance their parenting perspectives and skills, improve their relationships with their children and teens, and address specific younger child and adolescent ADHD issues (Phase 3).

 

  • Readers will learn the simple and effective three step process of Emotional Management to address and enhance difficult feelings and thoughts. This can help reduce and better manage tantrums, frustration episodes, anger, depression, stress, and anxiety.  Parents can use these skills as well (Phase 3).

 

  • Readers will learn how to address and improve homework and school behavioral problems, and to navigate the school system to obtain the proper school plans, services, and accommodations to maximize the academic experiences. Ways to address homework and learning difficulties, as well as ADHD-friendly teaching and classroom approaches are presented (Phase 4).

 

  • Parents and clinicians will better understand the ADHD medication process, and learn how to workmore effectively with prescribing pediatricians and psychiatrists to maximize their results (Phase 5).

 

  • Parents and clinicians will learn additional and alternative approaches to treat ADHD that can be used with or without medication.  The additional interventions include four types of ADHD dietary approaches, use of omega-3 supplements, improving sleep, utilizing physical activity and green time, managing screen time and pathological video game playing, and mind-body practices of yoga, mindfulness and tai chi.  The alternative approaches presented include utilizing neurofeedback, detecting and improving certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies, the Walsh Biochemical Imbalances Approach and Advanced Nutrient Therapy, Brain Gym and Bal-A-Vis-X (Phase 6)

Information about upcoming book EVALUATING ADHD IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

EVALUATING ADHD IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS: A Comprehensive Diagnostic Screening Tool, An ADHDology Book, will be published in summer 2019 by Charles C. Thomas Publisher, LTD.  It is for mental health therapists, pediatricians, psychiatrists, and school psychologists to learn how to accurately evaluate and diagnose Combined and Inattentive ADHD.  This diagnostic approach will guide clinicians to use the ADHDology Comprehensive Diagnostic ADHD Screening Tool (CDAST), a comprehensive series of checklists to explore if true ADHD exists, along with screening for many other potential medical, sleep, psychological, neurodevelopmental, sensory processing, fetal substance exposure and other conditions.